On the 27th of August 1789 a mixed force of French And Irishmen defeated a superior British force at Castlebar Co Mayo.The ensuing rout became known as the races of Castlebar. The pictured sculpture was inspired by the pikes the Irish Rebels carried.

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Albums: Donegal 2010
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Comment by Sheila Lucy Hemmings on April 22, 2013 at 2:00pm

The Humbert Monument in Humbert Street, Ballina was erected to mark the 100th Anniversary of the French landing. The figure on the monument is Mother Ireland, it was unveiled by Maud Gonne McBride, and it was rededicated by her son Sean McBride in 1987, I have walked past that monument many times in my life.

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